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New School Year 2017/2018

School Closure

All schools will remain closed tomorrow, Tues 17th October. We will hopefully reopen Wednesday morning at 9:15am.

Due to red weather alert, the school will be CLOSED Monday 16th October. We will reopen Tuesday at 9:15am.

 

Dear Parent, following Department guidelines, the school may have to close tomorrow due to an expected status red warning for wind. Will keep you updated.

 

A warm welcome to our fourteen new junior infant pupils and their parents. The new juniors have taken to primary school like ducks to water. A warm welcome also to our three new teachers, Ms Sheary, Ms Griffin, and Ms Morrissey.

NUT ALLERGY A letter has gone out to all parents reminding them that there is a child in our school with a severe nut allergy. Please be very conscious of this when making your daughter’s lunch. Please check all ingredients carefully before sending in any food with your daughter. The onus is on all of us to keep our school safe for all pupils. Thank you very much for your co-operation. Nut allergy letter to parents KCPS- June 2017

Camogie Training All pupils will receive camogie training from David Carroll over the next few weeks. Junior infants – 2nd class will train in school on 22nd Sept, 6th Oct, 20th Oct, and 10th Nov. 3rd-6th class will train at Smith O’Brien’s field on 29th Sept, 13th Oct and 27th Oct.Please ensure your child has a change of clothes as training will take place whatever the weather! Please also ensure your daughter has her hurley and helmet in school on those days as we have a limited number of these items available. Helmets are compulsory for all pupils.

First Communion  will take place on Saturday 12th May at 11am.  There will be a talk for all parents of pupils receiving this sacrament on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 7:30pm in the Halla of the Girls School.

Upgrading of Toilets We are delighted to announce that we have received funding under the ‘Emergency Works Scheme’ for the upgrade of the toilets in the main school building. These works are due to commence on Monday 25th September. The toilets are getting a complete overhaul – new cisterns, sinks, hand dryers, insulation, solar panels and flooring, and the ceiling is being raised. The toilets will obviously be out of bounds during the work, and because of this the pupils will have access to the toilets in the Halla Building, the staff toilets, as well as extra temporary toilets until the work is complete. We are very excited that this long-overdue and much need improvement is finally going ahead.

Book Fair The School Book Fair will take place from 11th-18th October. More details will follow nearer the time.

Corridors in the Morning Sixty seven pupils enter the main door of the school each morning and forty eight enter the halla building. We are trying to promote independence and responsibility amongst our pupils from an early age and there is an expectation that pupils can carry and hang up their own bags. Teachers are on hand to help if a pupil needs assistance. We would ask parents to avoid coming into the school corridors in the morning if possible in an effort to avoid further unnecessary congestion. Please write a note to your child’s class teacher if you need to pass on information. Please make an appointment to meet with the class teacher if you have a concern and would like to discuss your daughter’s progress, or if you need to pass on an important message. All teachers are more than happy to meet with you after or before school outside teaching time. Teachers play an important supervisory role and this is jeopardised if a teacher is required to communicate with multiple parents. We would greatly appreciate your understanding and co operation.

Booklists

We hope everyone is having a fun summer!

Below is a link to your child’s booklist for the coming year 2016/2017

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Ms Mc Loughlin’s Senior Infants Booklist 2016-2017

Mr Power’s Senior Infant booklist 2016_17

First Class booklist 2016_17

Second Class Booklist 2016-17

Third Class Booklist 2016-17

Fourth Class Booklists 2016-2017

Fifth Class Booklist 2016-2017

Sixth Class Booklist 2016-2017

 

 

School Sports Day

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June 20th, half day

Please note the school will be closing for a half day Monday June 20th to facilitate  new curriculum training.

Bank Holiday Closure

Please note, there is no school;

Friday 29th April

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Monday  2nd May

We hope everyone has a lovely long weekend.

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First Communion

Congratulations to all the girls in 2nd Class who made their First Communion last Saturday.

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FUN RUN      SUNDAY 17th APRIL

A big thank you to everyone who turned up to support our Fun Run today.

Congratulations to all who participated. Don’t forget to stretch those muscles tonight 🙂

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Comfy runners ready??

Please come and support our fundraiser this Sunday! Everyone welcome!

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Proclamation Day/Lá an Fhorógra 2016

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 was Proclamation Day. This was the day when every school in the country was invited to share the results of their Proclamation for a New Generation, and all other creative projects relating to 1916. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the school as the girls sang, danced, played music and preformed a play based on the happenings in 1916. The Halla was looking its best with lots of art created for the special day and an artifacts area also. We were blessed with the weather, we’d a glorious blue sky and the sun shone! The girls did themselves and their parents proud. Thank you to everyone that came on the day, and a very special thank you to Seán Kierse who in honour of his significant contribution to both education and to local history, raised our national flag.

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Latest newsletter

Have you read the latest newsApril 13th 2016 Newsletter

 

Welcome to our new website!

With this updated website and our recently opened Facebook page, we endeavor to  reach out to as many people in the local community as possible. Between the two sites you will find all the latest news and information on upcoming events. It is a platform to show the girls’ fantastic achievements and to celebrate the amazing work the students do each year.

Copyright notice

Students’ work will appear in an educational context on these Web pages. It is prohibited to copy any such work without express written permission. Students own the copyright of any work published.

Easons Spelling Bee

On Monday 23rd May, Hannah Power (5th class) represented the school at the Munster Final of the Easons Spelling Bee. 5th & 6th class departed the school at 8:30am to travel to the Strand Hotel in Limerick where they got to meet Anton Savage from Today FM Hannah did a superb job representing the school and she came 3rd on the day. We are extremely proud of her. Well done Hannah.